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breɪk Listen
  • separate or cause to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.
    E.g. the branch broke with a loud snap
  • interrupt (a sequence, course, or continuous state).
    E.g. his concentration was broken by a sound
  • fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement).
    E.g. the council says it will prosecute traders who break the law
  • crush the emotional strength, spirit, or resistance of.
    E.g. the idea was to better the prisoners, not to break them
  • (of the weather) change suddenly, especially after a fine spell.
    E.g. the weather broke and thunder rumbled through a leaden sky
  • (of news or a scandal) suddenly become public.
    E.g. since the news broke I've received thousands of wonderful letters
  • (chiefly of an attacking player or team, or of a military force) make a rush or dash in a particular direction.
    E.g. Mitchell won possession and broke quickly, allowing Hughes to score
  • an interruption of continuity or uniformity.
    E.g. the magazine has been published without a break since 1950
  • a pause in work or during an activity or event.
    E.g. I need a break from mental activity
  • a gap or opening.
    E.g. the track bends left through a break in the hedge
  • an instance of breaking something, or the point where something is broken.
    E.g. he was stretchered off with a break to the leg
  • a rush or dash in a particular direction, especially by an attacking player or team.
    E.g. Norwich scored on a rare break with 11 minutes left
  • an opportunity or chance, especially one leading to professional success.
    E.g. he got his break as an entertainer on a TV music hall show
  • a consecutive series of successful shots, scoring a specified number of points.
    E.g. a break of 83 put him in front for the first time
  • a bud or shoot sprouting from a stem.
  • former term for breaking cart.
  • another term for brake2.

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